Note II: Join us for the first Illegal Curve Hockey Show of 2021. We’ll have three hours of hockey talk on TSN 1290 Winnipeg this morning starting at 9:00 a.m. CT. Today’s guests on the show include: Scott Billeck (Winnipeg Sun), Michael Traikos (Postmedia), Hal Gill (former NHLer/Preds analyst) and Sam Pell (Washington Post). You can listen to the show here.
Winnipeg Sun: 10 storylines to watch at Winnipeg Jets training camp. Ted’s list of 10 things to watch includes: 1) Getting defensive. 2) Patrik’s way. 3) Don’t know Jack. 4) The specials. 5) Fourth and beyond. 6) How’s Scheifele. 7) Familiar face. 8) Hellebuyck, keep it up? 9) More from Morrissey. 10) Copp’s ambition.
Sportsnet: 3 bold Winnipeg Jets predictions for 2021. Ken is going bold to start the new year and his predictions cover: 1) Hellebuyck and the Vezina. 2) Laine borrowing a page from the Jacob Trouba playbook. 3) Jets and the playoffs this season.
Winnipeg Free Press: Jets return to ice with sights set on swift start to short season. (Paywall). It’s gonna be a sprint so teams best get off to a quick start. Mike looks at 10 key storylines including: 1) Covid-19. 2) Moving/shaking. 3) Blue-line. 4) Top-six mix. 5) Bottom-six mix. 6) Wild card. 7) Taxi squad. 8) Masked men. 9) Special teams. 10) Building, bonding, battling.
Winnipeg Free Press: Former Kings forward hoping to stick with Jets. (Paywall). Bringing his two Stanley Cup rings to the Jets camp.
Winnipeg Sun: Jets training camp roster promises intense competition leading into season. There are certainly going to be some battles for some spots amongst the third and fourth lines.
Sportsnet: Mailbag. You had pre-training camp questions and Ken had answers. Ranged from number of games Hellebuyck plays this season, to prospects making big club to Perreault’s status and more.